Physiotherapy is one of CCCU’s newest subjects, taught at the Medway campus since September 2018. I wondered just what our digital library can offer to students on such a new programme. The answer was quite a lot, really!
Anyone who has read the Adventures of Tintin by Hergé will have no doubt enjoyed the strange but colourful exclamations and bizarre insults hurled by the irascible and often inebriated Captain Haddock at his foe, phrases such as “blistering barnacles” and “thundering typhoons”. But where did these quirky phrases come from and do they have any historical precedent? Using digital resources at Canterbury Christ Church University Library, I set out on my own adventure (minus wire fox terrier) to find out.
Today is the International day of Human Space Flight, celebrating the anniversary of the very first space flight made by a human being. This day of celebration was created by the United Nations in 2011, to acknowledge the start of the space era for humankind. However, it has been celebrated by the Russian people as a national day since 1962, where it was called Cosmonautics day.
Have you tried to access a journal article online but couldn’t get access to the full text of the article?
Did you try to access the article using OpenAthens?
OpenAthens (https://openathens.org/about-us/) is a system that most UK Universities use to provide their students and staff with access to digital resources off-campus. OpenAthens is the piece of software that makes a digital library really powerful, because it enables you to access online journal articles, e-books and databases whenever you want and from wherever you are.
Remember that article you stumbled across that looked like it might have had the information you needed in your research…. but then you were distracted and now you actually can’t remember what it was called or where it was from?
Remember that your tutor mentioned that the best journal for your research was out monthly, but you’re so busy with your part-time work and your studies that you keep forgetting to check on new issues?
Remember when we introduced BrowZine? Well, BrowZine can help you with solutions to these and other issues by providing you with personalised bookshelves and the ability to save articles to your profile with a click of a button. And here’s how.